Monday, 31 December 2012
2012 - A taste of things to come ?
During the past twelve months the UK has experienced an unprecedented number of extreme weather events. Extreme weather is always a possibility of course but 2012 really was unusual in that we had drought, severe gales, and record levels of rainfall all crammed into one year. Beyond explaining the migrations of the jet-stream, climate scientists are being justifiably cagey about giving a reason for this years extreme weather but for many people it looks as though the effects of climate change are happening before our very eyes. Meanwhile the precipitation continues. There was a knock on the door just now. Jehovah's Witnesses. I was explaining my position on matters of faith when the Postie arrived. "You want to talk to the Jehovah's Witnesses?" I enquired. " I'm too busy building my ark", he replied, handing me a soggy envelope. We will see what 2013 brings. Happy New Year.